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Steve Butler RICS Chartered Surveyor is an independent Birmingham Surveyor with thirty years experience of surveying and valuing property in the area. As an independent RICS Chartered Surveyor I am able to offer a flexible rather than prescriptive response to clients structural survey, building survey, homebuyers report and valuation requirements in Birmingham. You can always speak to one of our Birmingham Chartered Surveyors directly, or come along and meet our surveyors on site. And unlike the corporates surveyors we don't have to rush off to the next job, so the survey and valuation report get the time they deserve. For peace of mind my mandatory RICS Surveyors p.i insurance is underwritten by the global Lloyds Insurance company.
Our Chartered Surveyors have offices at Sutton Coldfield and Solihull. This ensures our surveyors have a good local knowledge for surveying and valuing properties in North, South and East of Birmingham. Our Chartered Surveyors can also asist accross the West Midlands.
A building survey or structural report from Chartered Surveyors Birmingham can help estimate the likely expenditure within the first year or so of buying a property due repair or maintenace requirements.
These expenses can be budgeted for when deciding what to pay for the property and organising finances.
All Building Surveys, Structural Surveys and Homebuyers Reports are undertaken by Steve Butler MRICS Chartered Surveyor personally ensuring that personalized service to all our clients.
Our Birmingham Chartered Surveyors have at least thirty years experience of preparing residential building surveys, homebuyers surveys and valuation surveys in Birmingham and the greater Birmingham area.
We are fully qualified MRICS members and Registered Home Inspectors and RICS Regulated Valuers ensuring the practice complies with exacting standards.
A Building Survey or Structural Survey by our Birmingham Surveyors provides a more detailed picture of a property’s construction and can be carried out on practically all residential properties.
The report is bespoke and tailored to your requests.
It is most suitable when the building is less conventional. This could be because it is very old, it has been built using unusual construction methods, or it is dilapidated. Similarly, it can be very informative if a building has been extensively altered.
A Homebuyers Survey and Report is a standard report produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to highlight significant and urgent matters.
The Homebuyers Survey is designed to flag up major defects and problems that need urgent or significant attention, because such issues will affect the property’s value.
It is the cost effective choice for the majority of property purchasers.
A valuation of the property and estimation of reinstatement cost for insurance purposes is included as standard in both our Building Survey and Homebuyers Survey reports.
Due to the time taken to measure the property Building Surveys cost considerably more than the Homebuyers Report, however you should bear in mind that they are unlikely to find any serious defects to the property that the Homebuyers Survey and Report will not.
Our Birmingham RICS surveyors provide a professional, cost effective residential property survey service and try to be as accessible as possible. Our Structural, Building and Homebuyers survey reports are written in plain language with minimal caveats. Our clients like our straight forward approach, and that we try to go that little bit further on behalf of the client. Clients are particular welcome to attend the survey so that defects can be discussed on site.
Steve Butler is an RICS regulated surveyor and valuer and can undertake RICS surveys and valuations of residential property in Birmingham for all types of purposes.
Types of residential property valuations include:
Valuations for probate
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Valuations
Valuation for Capital Gains and Inheritance Tax
Housing Association and Help to Buy Valuations
A cautionary tale about cheap surveyors
Our Birmingham surveyors recently had to clear up on behalf of a client who had opted for a survey from one of our cheaper surveyor allies.
The surveyor had not bothered to move the remains of a bed in an otherwise empty house to get in to the attic. It took us about 30 seconds.
The roof had a number of snapped rafters as an original slate surface had been replaced with heavier concrete tiles. Expensive!
The surveyors had not opened the drain cover as it was supposed to be corroded in. Again it took our surveyors about 30 seconds.
The drain was of course blocked due to a problem with the channel
The surveyor offered some advice about dampness. The suggestion was completely unnecessary and put everybody in the house at risk of burning to death as the suggestions severely compromised the fire protection of the property. In this case particular important, as it was three stories plus cellar and likely to be in multiple occupation.
Our Birmingham surveyors were able to advise the client against that course of action saving potential prosecution/ closure by the Birmingham Environmental Health Office.
By doing only half a job and not stopping to think about the content of the report the other surveyors were naturally able to be much quicker and cheaper. But not so cheap in the long run!
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